The Italian word brutto (literally "ugly"), plural brutti, designates someone from Italy who is on the inceldom spectrum. It is also used as a synonym to the word italiancel.
Italian words to designate involuntary celibates[edit | edit source]
In Italian language there are many words that indicate a man who finds it hard to get a woman:
- Brutto (plural 'brutti'): ugly, bad looking man
- Sfigato: this word literally means "unlucky" but it's used to point out people who brings bad luck in a superstitious way. Among teenagers it means a generic "undesirable"; the word itself etymologically derived from the negating prefix "s-", and "figa" meaning "pussy", in other words it can be loosely translated as "deprived of pussy"; the word is similar to the English word "loser".
- Caso umano: derogary term used by Italian women to refer to unattractive men; roughly equivalent to "basket case"
- Single: borrowed from English
- Tardone: simple or slow minded